• Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers. "This whole place is full of good, loving people," Mayer told the crowd from the Budweiser Made in America festival's main stage. The two-day concert, held simultaneously with a sister show in Philadelphia, featured more than 30 acts. Iggy Azalea, Metric, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons took the stage Saturday in Los Angeles. The Philadelphia festival included performers such as Kings of Leon, Tiesto and Pharrell Williams. West and DJ Steve Aoki perform

  • See Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress

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    After their secret wedding last week, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released their family wedding album to People. PHOTOS: 2014 Celebrity Weddings The exclusive photos of the ceremony include shots of Jolie's Donatella Versace-designed dress, which was decorated with her children's artwork, as well as the celebration. People's photos are running in conjunction Hello! magazine internationally. Brangelina exchanged vows on their property Chateau Miraval in France on Saturday,August 23. The private, nondenominational civil ceremony took place in a small chapel and was attended by family and friends. Jolie walked down the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax, while Zahara and Vivienne thre

  • Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring. The 31-year-old Underwood shot to fame after winning "American Idol." She has won six Grammys and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She was the first woman to twice win the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year award. She will be co-hosting the upcoming Country Music Association Awards with Brad Paisley this November.

  • Is Carrie Underwood Pregnant?

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    Carrie Underwood could be a new mom soon. PICS: Hollywood's Cutest Kids The country singer, 31, posted an announcement on Twitter, seeming to hint at her own pregnancy. In honor of "Labor" Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier! pic.twitter.com/bROrzuHJ4J — Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 1, 2014 This would be the first child for Underwood and husband Mike Fisher. The couple tied the knot in 2010 at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Georgia. Check some of Carrie's best styles in the video below. Continue reading...

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos of Lawrence and other stars. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images. Lawrence, a three-time Oscar nominee who won for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," contacted authorities after the images began appearing Sunday. Naked images purporting to be of other female stars were also posted, although th

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

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    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America deserves a raise," he told a union crowd in Milwaukee, vowing to keep a hard sell on Congress in much the way he once courted his wife. "I just wore her down," he cracked. Timing his push to Labor Day, the traditional start of the autumn campaign, Obama aggressively drew attention to recent economic gains, setting aside past caution on that subject.

  • 'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes. Marvel's cosmic romp topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million — its third time in first place since its release five weeks ago, according to studio estimates Monday. With North American ticket sales of more than $280 million so far, "Guardians" is also the summer's — and the year's — top-grossing film to date domestically. Still, summer box-office totals are down almost 15 percent from last year, said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. "This is the lowest summer since 2006 in terms of revenue," he said.

  • Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show. THE SKINNY: Cornell University researchers randomly assigned almost 100 undergraduates to watch one of three 20-minute sessions featuring: "The Island," a 2005 sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor; that same movie but without the sound; or the "Charlie Rose" show, a public television interview program. The students were all provided generous amounts of cookies, M&M candies, carrots and grapes. During "The Island," students ate on average about 7 ounces (207 grams) of various snack foods, and 354 cal

  • Ga. film studio delivers high drama, few results

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    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah. A year later, the studio has delivered plenty of drama but little tangible progress. Just this summer, Medient has ousted its founder and CEO, and regulators temporarily suspended trading of its stock. It also reported a $14.6 million net loss in its newest earnings report. No buildings have been constructed on the company's 1,500-acre site near Interstate 16. Medient has yet to start shooting any films in coastal Georgia. Its new top executive promises that will change this f

  • VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

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    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: FRANCES MCDORMAND HAILS WOMEN'S STORIES Frances McDormand says her latest project, "Olive Kitteridge," is unusual — its central character is a woman over 40. The Academy Award-winning actress is in Venice with the four-part HBO miniseries, in which she plays an acerbic schoolteacher in a small Maine town full of troubled souls. "It's kind of a subversive act to tell a story of a woman past a certain age, to develop a four-hour movie based on a marriage and a story of two people past middle age," McD

  • Kate Upton Responds to Nude Photo Leak

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    Like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton's phone was hacked. Now the model/actress is planning her next move following the incident that led to nude photos of her being leaked online. NEWS: Jennifer Lawrence Hacked Kate's attorney, Lawrence Shire, released a statement to ET on Monday, saying, "This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible." The FBI gave the following statement to ET: "The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. Any further

  • Joan Rivers Being Brought Out of Coma

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    A source tells ET that doctors started the process of bringing Joan Rivers out of a medically induced coma yesterday. NEWS: Joan Rivers Placed in Medically Induced Coma The Fashion Police judge, 81, was placed under a medically induced coma following a routine endoscopy. Not long after the procedure started, she stopped breathing and was then rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital. "This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to," a spokesperson for the hospital confirmed Thursday. "Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available.

  • David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education. Besides detailing a hidden aspect of the civil war, the story serves a dual purpose: to signal viewers — and his bosses — that Muir wants to get out of the office for work as much as he can. "A huge part of this for me was a promise that I was not going to be tethered to the anchor desk," said Muir, who officially replaces Diane Sawyer Monday night. Muir, 40, joins NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams and Scott Pelley of the "CBS Evening News" at one of the three jobs generally considered the pinnacle of American bro

  • Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

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    CHICAGO (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC, and the organization says it will continue accepting donations through Monday. A final tally's expected Tuesday. MDA President and CEO Steven M. Derks says it was inspiring to see so many celebrities, musicians and athletes join forces to help raise money for the treatment of muscular dystrophy and related diseases. Grammy-winner LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and hip-hop star Jason Derulo were part of the show's lineup this year, along with other entertainers. The telethon was the fourth since com

  • Joan Rivers being brought out of medically induced coma as family considers lawsuit over botched procedure: sources

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Joan Rivers’ daughter is keeping her “fingers crossed” for a miracle to bring the 81-year-old comedic legend back from the brink — even as the family considers legal action over the botched procedure that caused her collapse, reports the New York Daily News. Doctors began lifting the feisty funny lady from her medically induced coma Sunday at Mount Sinai Hospital as Melissa Rivers, her only child, waited to see how the legendary comic will respond. “The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday,” a source close to the family told the Daily News. “There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised, leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair.” And that has the family considering a lawsuit.

  • Barnes, Heigl in tune in romance 'Jackie and Ryan'

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    VENICE, Italy (AP) — "Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music. That sounds like the Great Depression, but it's set in the present day. The film from writer-director Ami Canaan Mann is a homespun romance starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes as two uprooted musicians blown together by circumstance. It's also one of several Venice Film Festival entries that map a United States scarred by the wake of the Great Recession. "It's easy to not look at it as a crisis because — as opposed to the 1930s — visually, nobody really seems to be suffering," Mann said during an interview in Venice, where "Jackie and Ryan" is screening in the festival's Horizons sectio

  • Chinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie

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    BEIJING (AP) — Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen has launched his latest movie more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas. "Gone With the Bullets" is a 3-D sequel to Jiang's 2010 political satire "Let the Bullets Fly." That grossed $103 million in mainland China. With an estimated budget of $20 million, "Gone With the Bullets" is set in 1920s Shanghai and revolves around a beauty pageant. Jiang also acts in the film. The launch event Monday was also attended by actresses Shu Qi and Zhou Yun and actor Ge You. "Gone With the Bullets" is due to open Dec. 18 on the Chinese mainland.

  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. The men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area, the Fire Department of New York said. The men were being treated at a hospital, and the extent of their injuries was unknown. Torrential rain, thunder and lightning interrupted Labor Day weekend celebrations in Philadelphia, where a parkway hosting a music concert was evacuated for safety reasons.

  • Placido Domingo closing act at London festival

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    LONDON (AP) — Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London. The famed Spanish tenor will perform Sept. 30 at the Roundhouse — the last performance of a month-long, starry line-up, festival organizers announced. Deadmau5 kicks off the concerts on Monday night, followed by headline sets from pop names like Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Calvin Harris, The Script and Ed Sheeran. Kylie Minogue, Kasabian, Mary J. Blige, Blondie, Maroon 5 and Robert Plant are also playing the festival. The organizers quoted Domingo as saying he was thrilled to appear and for "the recognition that this brings to the unique and magnificent world of opera and of classical music.

  • Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

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    BAGHDAD (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader. The "Looney Tunes"-style cartoon targeting the Islamic State group comes after its militants have swept across large swaths of Syria and Iraq, declaring their own self-styled caliphate while conducting mass shootings of their prisoners. The group cheers its advances and beheadings in slickly produced Internet videos. In response, television networks across the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and comedy programs using satire to criticize the group and its claims of representing Islam.